The work of the group will fall into three areas:
1. Define the processes by which the Internet will be transitioned from IPv4 to IPv6. As part of this effort, the group will produce a document explaining to the general Internet community what mechanisms will be employed in the transition, how the transition will work, the assumptions about infrastructure deployment inherent in the operation of these mechanisms, and the types of functionality that applications developers will be able to assume as the protocol mix changes over time.
2. Define and specify the mandatory and optional mechanisms that vendors are to implement in hosts, routers, and other components of the Internet in order for the transition to be carried out. Dual protocol stack, encapsulation and header translation mechanisms must all be defined, as well as the interaction between hosts using different combinations of these mechanisms. The specifications produced will be used by people implementing these IPv6 systems.
3. Articulate a concrete operational plan for transitioning the Internet from IPv4 to IPv6. The result of this work will be a transition plan for the Internet that network operators and Internet subscribers can execute.
The group will use the Simple SIPP Transition (SST) overview
The group will work closely with the main IPng working group and the
IPng Address Configuration (addrconf) working group. The group will
co-ordinate with the tacit working group.
Goals and Milestones
No Current Internet-Drafts
No Request for Comments
The group will work closely with the main IPng working group and the IPng Address Configuration (addrconf) working group. The group will co-ordinate with the tacit working group.